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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 15 Days

 

 

Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the leading trekking destinations in Nepal and also globally. ABC is favorite trekking destination for trekker which attracts more the 60% of all trekker in Nepal at Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp situated at an altitude of 4130m on a lap of Mt. Annapurna. You will get an opportunity of eye-catching panoramic views of mountain stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west to Manaslu in the east, with the Annapurna Himalaya range at its center and many others. Most of the trekking trail in Annapurna region is starting from the natural paradise Pokhara and the seven lake city. Annapurna Base Camp lies in the western foothill of Annapurna region North West of Pokhara and Western Nepal.

ABC trekking trail linking with the different small beautifully villages engineered pathway made of iridescent stones, Tikhe Dhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Durali, Bamboo, and Jhinu. They sparkled like metallic fish scales, making the journey lifetime experience. At that village most of the Gurung, Magar and Thakali were inhabited. They are an ethnic community of this region. They have their own culture and tradition quite similar to Tibetan culture. Annapurna region is also known as the home of Gurkha most of the people of this region were involved in Gurkha soldiers in UK, India and other countries. Villagers welcome you warm hospitality with the smiley face. You feel like you are in the dream of heaven. The hiking becomes exciting while you arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani is more known as the get way of poon hill (3210m) for the magic sunrise viewpoint over the Himalayan range from the close distance on 180- degree.

Furthermore, the itinerary of ABC will be grooming package. It is a popular brand for the adventure seeker. You have a verity of choice for Annapurna Base camp trek package. Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done within 10 Days & 15 Days with sanctuary. It depends upon your time, budget and willingness to explore the country lifestyle of local people, culture, tradition flora & fauna and scenic mountain views from a different angle. This package starts from Kathmandu. For the travelers who wish to seek more adventure, you can try a different route like Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It could be the best choice for you.

Along the trail, you will observe the flora and fauna.

Flora: chestnut, walnut, different species of pine, different species of rhododendron.

Fauna: musk deer, common langur, Black bear, leopard, Dafa, Eagle and so on.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Accommodation:

Verge degree of accommodation was available along the Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail like Teahouse, lodge to tourist standard hotel. But in Pokhara and Kathmandu, you have many options to choose accommodation from star category, tourist standard to budge hotel were available as per your choice and the budget. Only a few tourist standard hotels were available, at the time of pick season it is quite difficult to find good accommodation because of the high movement of the visitor. But you have an alternative choice can be camping trek. During the trek you will not expect a high quality of service like in city areas, most of the hotel and lodge operated by the local people and so you have not expect a high quality of service and food. However the food was local product and hygienic and the accommodation was safe, they provide you minimum basic facility like Wi-Fi, charging, hot water and so on.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Best time:

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp treks is the dry season from October to May, the low season time is the monsoon season from June to September. The first two months of the dry season October to November, offer the best weather for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rains, is crystal clear, the mountain scenery is the suburb and the weather is still comfortably warm.

From December to February are a good month for the trekking in the Himalayan region. But the cold can be better and chances for the high altitude sickness.

In March and April, the weather has been dry for a long time and dusty is starting hanging in the air which affects the visibility. The poor quality of the Himalayan views is compensated by the superb wildflower.

From June to September the trail can be slippery due to the monsoon rain and raging river and streams often wash away bridge and stretches of trail.

Annapurna Base Camp trek cost: US 960.00 per person

ABC trek cost is determined which types of transportation you want to uses, level of food and accommodation where you want to stay, how many members in your group and how long you want to trek. It is the major factor to determine your trekking cost. It depends on you. As per your time budget and willingness the trekking agency will arrange your trekking itinerary including all in one package. In normally Annapurna base camp trekking package cost starts from 960 USD per person. This cost is determined as per the itinerary where we indicated what includes and excludes in that package. Furthermore information please contact us.

In a few sentences, Annapurna Base Camp is a dreamland and once you visit there your dreams comes true. The beauty of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp which we cannot be explained through words and is dishonest in the part of nature.

Trip higlights

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drives 6-7 hrs. (850 m) (Flight or private transport upgrade possible)
Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft).
Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850 m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (3210m).
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong (2140 m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan (2600 m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 09: Dovan to Durali 4-5 hrs.
Day 10: Durali to Annapurna base camp (ABC) (4110 m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 11: Back from ABC to Bamboo (2340 m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu (1780 m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 13: Jhinu to Nayapul and on to Pokhara 5-6 hrs.
Day 14: Drive or from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure

 

Annapurna Base Camp trek cost USD 990 per person

Activities: Trekking

Altitude Height: 4100m

Destination: Base Camp

Duration: 15 Days

Level: Strenuous

Mode of Travel:Walking, Driving

No. of Pax : Minimum 2 pax

Seasons :Feb-May, Sep-Nov

Trip Departure: Private date

Detail itinerary Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 14Night/ 15Days 

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)

Arrival Kathmandu, Assistant upon arrival and transfer to Hotel, briefing about the itinerary Overnight at hotel 

Day 02: Sightseen tour in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, at 9 am sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath( famous Hindus temple in south Asia, Boudhanath( Biggest Buddhist stupa in the world) Patan city (16 century royal palace), Syambhunath( Buddhist hill top temple), Kathmandu City. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive 6-7 hrs (850 m) (Flight or private transport upgrade possible)
After breakfast we start our journey to Pokhara  After Scenic 6-7 hours (200km) drive you will reach beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. Or you may take a 30 min flight to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. This option cost an extra $109.
A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) amongst others.

Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft).
Breakfast. After an hour drive to Naya Pul then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a step stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). 3:30 hours (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850 m) 6-7 hrs.
We begin our journey after breakfast, continuing along stone steps we climb up to Ulleri. It takes around 2 hours to climb up 500m. We continue to walk another hour through the mountain village and stop for lunch. After lunch we enter the rhododendron forest which is a beautiful walk. Another 3 hours walking after lunch we will reach Ghorepani. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (3210m).
An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (2140 m) 5-6 hrs. 
We start our trek with a steep descent through the forest towards a delightful little village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive known as Chomrong. Along the way to Chomrong you will see stunning peaks including Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6434m) and Fishtail (6997m). (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2600 m) 5-6 hrs. 
After breakfast we start our trek and again our trial decends down to the banks of the river Chhomrong Khola. Then we cross the suspension bridge and continue our ascent along the stone steps to place called Sinuwa. After Sinuwa the trail leads us through danish bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach a village called Bamboo where we will have our lunch. After lunch, we walk for 1 more hour to Dovan through mixed forest. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 m) 4-5 hrs.
After a gradual ascent through the river banks of Modi Khola we reach Deurali for our lunch stop and we cross the landslide area to go to Machhapcuhre base camp which takes around 1 and a half hours more. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna base camp (4110 m) 4-5 hrs.
Enjoy the morning view from Machhapuchare base camp and after breakfast continue to ascend to Annapurna base camp, our final destination. This place is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. After lunch you have free time to explore the Annapurna glacier and all around

Day 11: Trek back to Bamboo (2340 m) 5-6 hrs.
Wake up early morning, enjoy the morning sun light views over the top of the mountain, have breakfast and back down the same way back to Bamboo. (Over night at tea house on full board basis)

Day 12: Trek back to Jhinu (1780 m) 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast we trek to Chomrong the same trail. Where you spent one night one the way up is where we stop for lunch. then its a decent down to Jhinu Danda, where there is natural hot spring to help relax tired legs. When we reach Jhinu Dada we will have a rest and enjoy bathing in natural hot springs. When we have finished relaxing, it's back to the tea house

Day 13: Trek back to Nayapul and on to Pokhara 5-6 hrs. 
The last day of trekking is to Nayapul from where we started our trek. After breakfast we will follow the river bank of the Modi Khola via the local villages. We will continue our journey into the Syauli bazaar to Birethati and Nayapull. End the trek and drive back to pokhara. Free evening, with chance to enjoy a hot shower, clean clothes and then out to the city for  chill out what else.

Day 14:  Drive or from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will Drive or fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. The left side of the airplane offers some amazing views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will attend a celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15:  Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Alfresco Adventure representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. 

 

Included in the cost

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • conservation and national park includ all goverment tax during trekking
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Not included in the cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Belong items
  • Tips for staffs

Useful info

Map

 

How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved.
The trail is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. Use caution or seek the expertise of our guide.

How fit do I need to be to go trekking to Annapurna Base Camp?

An Average level of fitness is required.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp? In Nepal you'll need to consider the amount of days you'll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is not the biggest problem for this trek but there are lots of up and down with many stone steps.

Many people from all walks of life, ages and fitness levels have trekked to Annapurna Base Camp? And it is one of the Popular trekking in Nepal.

Can my children go on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Yes your Children can do it but make sure they have enough walking experience.

What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?

No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you.
Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone.

When should I go to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

However the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for preferred times of the year to visit.
October - November/December: this is Nepal's peak and best time to go trekking.
February-March-April: this is the end of the dry season and the second best time of year to go trekking.
November/December to January/February: the skies are clear but it can get very cold.
May - June: This is Nepal's hot season and it can get very warm indeed.

What equipment do I need to go trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Trekking permits you need include the SNPE & TIMS available at agents and through the official Nepal Tourism Board offices (Mountain World Treks take care of this for you).
After that it depends on the time of year in regards to clothing and equipment. The following are necessities:
A good pair of hiking boots
A wind cheater style jacket
Good quality socks
Hat
Long sleeve shirts
Map
Rubber sandals
Shorts
Trekking pants
Water bottles (water purification system)

Keep in mind if you do the trek during the off-peak winter season you'll need to carry extra clothing. Wearing layers is essential as it can get hot during the day so you'll remove clothing then. While when the sun goes down it can get very cold very fast.

Meanwhile in during the monsoon season you'll need to bring a rain jacket, cap and think about additional socks. It's harder to dry things out so spares are essential for more information.

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